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't speak as part of the city team, we are here to answer the questions that you may have. >> is there anything that you want to add on item number eleven? >> did we call both items? >> we did. >> excuse me. >> okay. so then, yes. >> item 11, is an amendment to our article 15. it would provide some additional ways to enhance the state law for business improvement dikts and it would allow us to extend the term to 40 years when assessments are applied to pay for any bonds, or certificates of participation or similar obligations because under the state law, yes, we are allowed to issue bonds, assessment districts can issue the bonds, as well as the city can issue bonds and have them repaid by assessment district. but we wanted to clarify that if we are going to be issuing that kind of financing. we need a longer term than what is currently allowed in our enabling ordinance, it says right now up to 15 years. so in order to issue bonds, we would need to be able to go up to possibly 40 years in this case it is going to be 32. but the ordinance would be amended to allow the 40 ye
into the city's general fund. the occupantcy will grow to 86 percent when the expansion grows. >> the projected occupantcy of the rooms? >> since the rooms is where it comes from, we have to say that the hotel will benefit from the assessment. >> where is it at? >> 1.5 percent. >> what is the occupantcy? >> it is about 80 percent this year. >> 79, 80 percent, thank you. >> excuse me, office of economic and workforce development. i wanted to go over the approval process, this is for the district which is proposed to fund, you know, over two-thirds of the projects, regarding the moscone expansion, but in addition, the district wants to fund a few other things which i will go into in a minute. a few junctions where there will be a few processes for the approved project. today, we have submitted petitions, actually, they have gone up to 53.97 percent weighted in support of forming the proposed mascone expansion and today is the resolution of intention that you are considering. and after if this was approved, at the full board, then, the department of elections will mail the ballots to all of the ho
students should not be left on a limb. and this is a time for the city to rally around the district and the schools and the students and their teachers. and certainly the political support for san francisco is in the schools. and the overwhelming vote for prop "a" and 30 demonstrates that. >> thank you. >> i am here to speak in support of this proposal and as someone from the schools and i relate to statistics as undercredited as i was going to balboa, and i wasn't able to graduate on my own. i was able to graduate due to support and because of mentors and counselors and programs and tutor that supported me to try to get me. not just graduate but to go to college. when i first heard about the a-g requirements and the affect that we are making that the new standard to graduate from high school. i was super, super excited as someone who found out about the a-g requirements in my senior year. when i first heard about it, i was very, very enthused. and also with that i was very concerned. because i know we can't just raise the bar on our young people without the necessary support to me
. the proposed funding, the city will reimburse warriors for improvements to infrastructure capped at 120 million. funds are restricted to three sources we have discussed. proposed operations and maintenance, we have reached out to city departments. the police funded the cost estimates are to be determined. we will be in -- the cost will be associated with calls for service during events and non events. responses to illegal vendors and such. fire anticipates no direct fiscal impact from the project. number of staff and hours worked will not change as a result of this development. as mentioned by chief lombardi the san francisco department may contract with warriors for emergency services. certainly if they are co-located, that makes sense. no impact to the project as golden state warrior also pay to maintain open space they create. for dpw and mta we are currently working with both those departments. there will be parking and service officers. there will need to be traffic and cleaning services and other amenities determined as we move forward. as a parenthetical, we will get into this, peter alb
this commitment to grow and encourage jobs in the city. we new he had to make sure that our students that are growing up in the city are able to access those jobs because they're graduating college-ready. i want to be clear when we talk about a through g i hear the debate not all kids have to go to college and i agree but all of our kids have to graduate ready for college because you graduate ready for college you're able to access living wage jobs and if you don't have math and science classes that are required a through g you're not going to be able to go into apprenticeship for building and trade programs. so this is an important policy for the city. unfortunately with our first two classes the level of cuts that they've been experienced has not allowed our school district to fully support the program that is needed to do that. i think, also, with our city passing really the highest budget that we have seen in our city's history i think it's more important than ever that we really step our support for your families and our kids. that being said i think that there are a lot of conv
to make a very special presentation please welcome the great mayor of the great city of san francisco mayor ed lee. >> audience: let's go giants! let's go giants. >> let's go giants. wow how thrilled we're are to have the world series champions back in san francisco. what a year it has been. it's been the year of the orange dragon. yeah! . orange october. but you know we have celebrated, we have screamed, we have shouted all year long and once again the giants have captured our imagination and team work and they did the hard work. often we look at sports and we have super stars and we have super stars but there is a motto on the clubhouse wall and it says "25 guys, one common goal, win today". [cheers and applause] and they certainly live up to this motto. when i see young people, all of the city supporting giants gear it's about the impact of this team. it is hard work, perseverance and hard work and work with each other. did bruce bochy and these 25 guys quick when they lost the first two games against cincinnati? no. did they accept the inevitable with st. louis? no.
of transportation regulars conference last week and i heard the city of new york is planning on issuing a request a proposal for drivers healthcare. in order to increase the level of coverage. i want to talk to new york city and other jurisdictions about leveraging multiple cities populations of taxi drivers to bring rates down and provide health care for san francisco taxi drivers. >> chairman nolan: what is the rate at which the fund is growing? >> we started a pilot program, approximately 1 million dollars a year. we started the pilot program in late 2010. i cannot say with any accuracy what would happen when old medallions become transferable. that is what is happening now. >> chairman nolan: i am interested in that. that would be a wonderful thing to be able to do that. mr. -- point about being at a level, middle level, i would be interested in seeing that. >> a lot of the cabdrivers have talked about sort of the other challenges that they face in their industry, corruption may be within the cap companies, maybe with non-driving drivers holding the down is required to drive, compet
residents have a time to think and be engaged. i think this is being prioritized by the city but i would like to have that balance as much as we can. given the warrior's time line with lease expiration in oakland but also understanding a lot of hesitation and concerns i think our residents are asking. i do really want to commend the residents of our neighborhood for being incredibly incredible and respectable and reasonable. i think it's been outstanding. the level to which our residents have beening a gaouing to participate in the discussion versus outright saying we are against the project, we will not participate and oppose at all costs. i think that speaks to the level of respect and dedication people have both to their neighborhood but also to the city as a whole. so i think there are a lot of great things moving forward. i think the design is beautiful. there is a great architect in place. i think warriors have been great in initiating this outreach process with the neighborhood. you know, rick, i think you have been a great spokesperson for the warriors and i appreciate your abili
as well as throughout the whole city. with all that said, though, we would like to make sure that the supervisors do take the time to address all the concerns from all the people in the city in a hope that after everything is said and done and this project moves forward, whatever, that it could go forward with the spirit -- positive light, positive spirit so that everyone will be happy and be proud of this project. thank you. >> thank you, mr. reid. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is nick penn. i am with [speaker not understood] south of market employment center. we've been working in san francisco community for over 40 years to create opportunities for san francisco residents in the construction industry and we see this opportunity here with the warriors dam and the momentous occasion, you have the buy-in from the developer, you have the buy-in from the general contractor to do a work force plan that is going to be successful. we're excited for the new entry opportunities for folks and we're really excited about the opportunity for better and higher. been siting and
. two minutes? >> yes. >> the city attorney did not find a lot of law because this would be a violation of the charter before the charter was changed. when the charter was change in the seventies it prohibited anyone who represented the client from being on a city body. attorneys, real estate persons, anyone whose offices of clients. it was part of the charter. i don't know why it was eliminated in the current charter but there have never been - and i am very familiar with the planning commission, the rec park commission, the board of appeals, there has never been anybody on any body that deals with permits who has clients or whose office has clients. brings up the concert of interest issues. i know it was an absolute prohibition in the old charter, it was a charter amendment highly contentious in the 70s. prevented a lot of people, like myself, or developers' attorneys. they're not in any commissions, periiod. because of the opportunity that has to deal with apartments is the commissioner, or have someone else in your office deal with the commission. i will shut up. the city
their course options. at the same time after we did that, there was this giant deficit we felt through the city -- through the state. then it was how we implement these new requirements while we experience these cuts. so school sites experienced it because they got less money than they had before. and why you heard some going from a seven to six-period day to make those choices to support their core program. they have all done these different cuts. and then we had the additional hit of what happened from the state with the after-school fund. because we weren't anticipating that. >> right. >> and i think that the school district eliminated evening schools that we still had that safety net. now we have an awareness and responsibility to reallocate and reprioritize in this new budgeting cycle. to be sure that we are meeting the needs of the students for graduation in the school district. i am not in a position to say 2.7 but to meet the needs. >> this may be a question more to young or the superintendent. which is to say that what we see before us is a supplemental request for $2.7 million. to pro
to park here. now, we've got trucks from almost all the news stations in the city becauseertionv r everyone is going to be coretionv the big event. we have the microwave towers going. they're going to be getting the live feed from the big parade. the anticipation is over 1 million fans. so, if you're a giants fan this is really the place to be. we're standing on polk street where the street has been completely closed off with the exception of some chairs that are set up out front as there are thousands of fans behind the chairs. it really just looks like a sea of orange and black and there are more fans to the right of us here. everybody is so excited. and they really are gathered all over to see the world series champ. we're standing at a security checkpoint but we're going to go get an exclusive and check out the press risers. so, let's go. thousands of fans in the crowd, everyone is so excited. how are you guys doing? [cheering and applauding] >> everyone is excited at city hall. they've got a huge seating area out front here to make sure everybody gets a good view of all the ac
to my colleagues. i have another meeting. i want to thank all the city departments and the warriors and also many of our community for being here today. i just wanted to state one of the public commenters had talked about the pace of the project, and i agree. i actually do think that this project is moving very quickly through the process more than other ones and for a project this size. but i do also want to understand there are some clear delineations in terms of timelines the warriors are working with as well. so, i think there is a balance that we need to strike. i think a better process and more meaningful process will come out with a better project which will still create jobs. i don't think anyone is in conflict. i really appreciate hearing from members of labor also supporting a meaningful process because i think that means a better project in the end. i think that's a good thing. i did want to address the point about the holidays. we heard that comment and, so, because of that we did move the scoping meeting to mid january so we will not be holding a scoping meeting in dece
what do we do about this. i been at city hall, 850 bryant, pictures all the time and you know you see me and you talk to me, which is okay, and we continue to be ignored. >> president chiu: thank you next speaker. >> my name's teresa cooper and you want you all to know that i respect all of your opinions, and the things that you're working on. and i personally have my own opinions. prideful, it's disappointing, body language. i'm a body worker. i'm a master body worker. it's disappointing. you know, you're not hiding -- youvsr,l know, when you don't , body language speaks powerfully. and i'm an expert at that, and an energy worker. i guess that's the one thing that i could share is that, you know, set aside the prideful ways,? iga because the public'sg it. i fought for ross mirkarimi. i know that his neighbor is harassing him. what are you going to do about that. maybe i should call the police and have them go over to protect ross' family. and again, prideful body language, this is my time to speak. i'm going to have a recall on our da. i didn't vote for him. i can do that as9@nk
and 2800 permitted jobs and about $80 million annually from visitor spending to the city. * permanent also mentioned by the fire department, fire boat station and 7 acres of public open space. was there anything else that's left out of those public benefits from the development? >> i do think it's important about the 7 acres of open space, for commitment of the warriors to maintain all of that open space. in addition, the three sides of the pier that would be active for maritime use really not only forward the port's goals of having continued maritime access, but really do provide some pretty wonderful water-based amenities for residents and visitors. whether it's the water taxi or the ferry or the excursion boats including the boat launch and the potential of a deep water berth on the eastern edge of the pier. another sort of ongoing public amenity is just the walkway around the edge of this pier and the spiral going up to the top. you can really envision becoming a destination unto itself. and being a place that people want to go and experience on a regular basis. the varieties of open s
of the majority work was in castro; also work with organizations throughout the city that work with homeless population. simultaneously began to intern at a san francisco attorney's office they can services unit; i learn about criminal system and the legal system in general. i learn about the resources and the city, domestic violence, mental health. homeless individuals are victimized a lot. currently i am a shelter advocate; i'm getting to know about housing, organizing, my strongest point about working there in my mind is that work inside the shelters; i work with the management of every city funded shelter. i have a working relationship with them already. it would be a good idea to be in the committee as well as my current position as a shelter advocate. >> supervisor kim: next we have keith dennis and andrew mendez. is either of them here today? >> good afternoon. i am andrew mendez. i lived in san francisco for the past four months of the homeless person. pre-vista that i was overseas working and teaching and this is a second language. i returned and found myself destitute.
; -- [indiscernible] he is going to say look at all the cab driver butt i kicked, vote for me. on the city street if you saw a bully robbing a kid you would interven or call 911. i wish this were a secret vote. you would not get a vote. we know how you will vote. you would know how you will say to the lowest paid workers in the city, go to hell. prove me wrong. i would love to come back here and apologize. >> [indiscernible] >> i am not a taxicab driver. this whole business of the medallions is a broken promise; they signed on to be taxidrivers with the hope of having a medallion. now, all of you on this board - i am sure receive retirement benefits. their promise to you. if they were denied to you you would go to court; you would be very angry more angry than these people in this room. if you are going to pass this resolution i think all of you should give up your retirement benefits, sign them over, and put them in the mta fund don't take a tax deduction. you have to make sacrifices to. and you better sleep on this. (applause) > this will be my third time. i would like to thank mr. c
with the mayor's office on disability. and as you understand, we are the city's overall a-d-a coordinator here to make sure that all of our city programs and services and facilities comply with americans with disabilities act. and part of our role is actually to perform an architectural access plan review of important city projects as they come forward. we prefer to be involved with the city projects at the earliest possible stage and understanding that and [speaker not understood] the office of economic and work force development called a meeting that i was involved with about ten days ago in order to introduce me to the important project at an early stage. i had an opportunity to review the conceptual drawings and also to ask some fairly detailed questions about the universal design concept which was all entries are accessible entries. all paths have an accessible path collated right next to it and so forth. i have to say i was very impressed with design. often our office has to take on an educational role along with our regulatory role and try to teach designers about access compliance. tha
vessels you see on the north side to the left represent the city's fire boat fleet. there is a placeholder on the north and south side of the pier that is envisioned to accommodate water taxi, ferry landings and private craft in the lower right-hand corner of the site. we are very excited about having this enter into the review so these ideas can be fully vetted. the design will evolve as that takes place. >> in order to do the fiscal feasibility analysis it was important to come up with a broad outline of the proposed business terms for this deal. so the warriors in the city in port work to come up with a conceptual framework. that is not before you today as part of the resolution. i think it is important to take a few minutes to describe the framework that forms the assumption in the feasibility report. the framework says this. the warrior also privately finance all development on piers 30, 32 and seawall lot 30. the city and port will reimburse warriors for agreed upon improvements for city-owned infrastructure. expenditures for improvement are reimbursable expenditures are capped at $1
're doing the right here in our great city. i have a chief innovation officer, jane, who is working in my office. he keeps a good connection for both me and them members of the board of supervisors to share in what are the technologies and what they're doing in san francisco and what the latest discoveries are that we can possibly use to help improve our city. finally, as someone you know, i celebrated my 60th birthday last week. [applause] and my staff gave me an ipad, and is looking at it -- i might have to go and join your classes to be able to appreciate all the applications that we have there. so do not be surprised if the guy next to you has a mustache. when i leave here this morning, i will be going to rosa parks senior center. we just spent $2 million of federal monies to redo that whole senior center and allow that to be one of the sites that will post the technology advances you are experimenting with today. our own residents at every location of our senior centers are going to enjoy the technology advances that we have as a society. this is why we work in a great city like san
at the board, after a very important election. and the results that have moved our city forward in the right direction, from the payroll tax reform to housing, to taking care of our parks. i appreciate your advocacy and your commitment to san francisco. because of our collective efforts, san francisco voters were able to make a very thoughtful choices at the ballot box this past couple of weeks, that have helped fund infrastructure, move to job creating tax policy, and invest in critical housing needs in our city. collectively helping san francisco families and businesses. with that i'd like to take your two questions, supervisors. thank you. >> president chiu: thank you. our first question will be provided by our district 6 colleague, supervisor kim. >> supervisor kim: thank you and congratulations on your leadership on the propositions we passed a through e. in our district we've gotten many e-mails and questions about this but something that hasa uát up with our resident what are current procedures for recouping cost for street closures. specifically, what costs are being reimbursed to t
in the united states about transit-based development. the transit city tower is on mission street. it is address will be 101 first. and i will show you in a few minutes how that is going to be worked out. it is just north of the transit center itself. connects at the roof top park and also surrounded by greenry, and particularly on the eastern side, is a place called mission square. when will be a beautiful park, entrance to the tower as well as the transit center. here you see the ground floor of the transit center itself. it is designed to be a permeable building. the tower works directly with what we call the grand hall. that is the main space of the center, in a perfect kind of compliment to each other of activities and address and support and even security and i will go into that in some detail. this street level is cut through the grand hall and the bus deck above that and then the park and then connecting the entire vertical, center of the transit center is or are several large light columns that bring light deep into the building all the way into the train level. the key in this section
. let's do a couple of practice runs before we start eliminating some cities. all right. let's do a pablo sandoval home run. pablo, give me a fake swing. he hit its high. he hits it deep and he hits it -- already. let's do one more. jeremy, are you ready? take a swing. and the pitch to affeldt. and the pitch -- swing and a miss. [laughter] >> hey, no, we will do it this time. do you trust me? come on, seriously. come on. all right. we're going to do it anyway. are you ready? and the pitch to affeldt. he hits it high. he hits it deep and he hits it -- >> audience: out of here. >> now, this has to be louder because we're eliminating cities and teams. are you ready? they were supposed to be better than us after a bunch of trades. the los angeles dodgers are -- all right. the giants. they're down to two games of cincinnati. they win three straight. the reds are? >> audience: out of here! >> it has to be louder for the next two. are you ready? the giants go to st. louis and need to win there and back home. the st. louis cardinals are? >> audience: out of here!
. we provide estimated fiscal impacts including one-time benefits of the city up to 53.8 million. direct ongoing annual financial benefits between 9.8 million and slightly over ten million. undetermined indirect benefits from grocery receipts tax revenue up to 120 million as you have heard capped in private expenditures, rehabilitation of 3032, reimbursement by port of those private construction expenditures. for use of 66 years of credits for pier 3032, valued at 1,970,000 per year. you also heard when i talked about 120 million that does include 13% return to gsw on the reimbursement of construction costs, non reimbursement construction costs. transfer of seawall lot 330 from port of gsw bay and 34 million and four years of general fund property tax revenues, used to repay a 60 million ifd bond. no new ongoing maintenance cost for the port. undetermined maintenance costs for which funding options are explored by the office of economic and workforce development, port and gsw. so based on those criteria the budget and legislative analyst finds the proposed development to be fisca
the warriors in the city will bring those types of similar opportunities to students and kids and families that i was able to have and make it more important to have internships with the teams and move their careers along. i think the warriors should be in san francisco as well. i think the opportunity is there for students will be more visible and easily achieved if the warriors are here in san francisco, thank you. >> thank you. >>> madam chair, members of the committee, my name sal lex rosenthal. i'm here with the california music and culture association. as i believe you know, cmac is california's only trade association representing that life interest. we are industry representatives, nightclub owner, artists, fans dedicated to enrichment and preservation of music and culture in california. a 6,000 to 17,000 seat venue will certainly fill a critical void. cmac is hoping this will augment the burgeoning night life and restaurant scene with an influx of new visitors. we also look forward to working with the warriors to make sure their venue is self managed and local talent and promoters
full with lands in san francisco, not even outside the city of san francisco. i ask you to approve separating the golf course from the natural areas and separate the areas because they are very separate lands and deserve separate consideration. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is la zar [speaker not understood]. i'm speaking on behalf of the natural areas program. in light of the mayor of pacifica park and rec director ginsburg wrote to say any divination of sharp park golf course as a historic landmark "frankly is not helpful in furthering a legitimate policy debate in san francisco." but against his judgment, both the city of pacifica both fail to recognize it as a historical resource [speaker not understood]. changes basically in the configuration of the golf course would likely violate state prc 58 28 a and place a burden on the city of san francisco. further, the state of california with the support of the individual and organizations that have an interest in historical and landscape preservation may be legally bound to defend the
a lot of transit projects and other cities have had problems with vent structures and people, and we have done our best to provide some preliminary designs which we think will get rid of those concerns. >> those are good examples. i was just curious, thank you. >> director metcalf? >> i am really glad that we are talking about the extension of the cal train i am hope thating we spend more time as a board on this. i have no concerns whatsoever about ecom or the price. i am concerned about the scope of what is in this and what i know from talking to other people in the community is that the various partners that will be necessary to connect cal train to the transbay terminal do not agree about the alignment. the san francisco mayor's office and i am the mayor's appointee to this board does not agree with this alignment. i don't believe that the san francisco county transportation authority does. getting agreement between the various parties in addition to the high speed rail authority and cal train is the task ahead for us. the, i believe, i have a great concern about opening a supplem
it is technically illegal to be naked in city center plaza which is a park. in addition this legislation has no application at all to beaches, or of course to private property. the castro and san francisco in general is a place of freedom, expression and acceptance. but freedom expression and acceptance doesn't mean anything goes under any circumstance, itw doesn't mean that we have no standards whatsoever of behavior. freedom, expression and acceptance don't mean that people can do whatever pops into their heads, no matter what the impacts on others or on the neighborhood. as a result, i introduce legislation to extend a narrower version of our existing nudity plazas, parklets and public transportation. to acknowledge that our public spaces are for everyone, and that, as a result, it's appropriate to have some minimal standards of behavior so that everyone can enjoy these spaces. this legislation and the issue generally has generated significant and intense debate community, and in the city as a whole. i don't pretend that there's unanimity around this legislation. there are strong views, l
in gaza city celebrating the end of the eight-day conflict. hours later israeli troops killed one palestinian man and wounded several others. however both sides call it an isolated incident that won't jeopardize the cease fire. >>> a mass protest is being held in cairo, egypt right now. it's all in response to a controversial political power play by president mohammed morsi. he has issued a decree that pars the court system from overruling its decisions. morsi's critics are outraged. >>> as we just told you holiday shopping is in full swing but in sacramento there were some very tense moments for shoppers. as you can see those cameras were rolling when one k-mart shopper threatened to stab others were they shoving to get into the store. >>> businesses are experiencing a rush in shores today making it a prime time for criminals to slip counterfeit bills at the register. the long lines and slammed clerks -- ticket authorities slim a counterfeit bill into their stack of cash and employees hardly notice with the surrounding chaos. they say if the bill feels different it is probably fa
are a local government entity, and we deal with the day-to-day challenges of a city, and of neighborhoods. and some of those are monumental and some of thosegqjatç are very mundane. and as a district supervisor, you can only imagine if i, or any of us were saying i'm having trouble getting this pothole filled in front of my house, can you please help me. and if you responded and said well let's see, if i have to fix muni and get all the help for all the mentally ill people in our city and close the achievement gap and help all the small businesses that are struggling in this city, do all of those things, and then when i'm done, i'll get to your pothole to be filled. i have a feeling your constituent probably wouldn't respond very positively to that. the fact is that we deal with a whole gamut of issues at this board,>(( úñ large to small, and the large are not to the exclusion of the small. the fact is that this is a real issue. and i think, colleagues, you'll know that you can love or hate the legislation i proposed, but i work on a lot of different issues, large and small,k$%($$ao al
, hundreds of people are lining up outside of best buy in union city. scott is there live. what's the hot item everyone's waiting for? >> reporter: there's a lot of different things! but the biggest thing i'm hearing is a toshiba hd tv 40-inch for under $200. this line is really, really long! hundreds and hundreds of people have been lining up here in front of this best buy. this line goes all the way around the building. i know it's hard to see, but it goes all the way around. some of the folks at the front have been waiting in line since early tuesday morning! you can also see as i pan over here, union city police are out here on standby. i did talk to several people in the line in the front and the back, and they had mixed reactions toing out here -- toing to being out here. >> it was raining tuesday, it's been crazy, i got soaked. >> what was it like celebrating thanksgiving here? >> it was really different because you're not with the family. you just -- they bring you a plate, and you just got to sit and eat it. >> you wanted a laptop. do you have any chance? >> i honestly feel like
. this is one of the great examples of our city's resources really helping to make our city more lovable. >> today marks the beginning. a re-creation of community and hope. a re-creation of opportunity. we need simply this. you come, if you like this park. that you show the world when you invest in people that it matters. >> that concludes the general manager's report. although i believe commissioner lowe. >> thank you, mr. president. i want to compliment the staff and department on putting together a citizen's advisory committee for the palace of fine arts. being involved it is a very vibrant and vocal process. it encourage all to attend the public meetings on december 5th and december 12th. there's a lot of creative and great ideas coming out of the process. i encourage all to attend. >> thank you. ditto that remark. that is right. let's move on. >> public comment. i have three cards. george wooding, katherine howard and andrea oleri. >> good morning commissioners. my name is george gooding. i represent the college for san francisco neighborhoods. i would like to speak for a moment. n
question. one more question. allen? the average cost? if you are one of the contract in city senior centers, this is part of our broadband technology grant, the average cost is zero. [laughter] if you were to buy this for your home, it costs a couple of hundred dollars. the games cost between $20.40 dollars. they have hundreds of different games to play. to the games cost between $20.40 dollars. and hundreds of different games to play. we have other adaptive devices that can be used with the wii. this is a foot pedal. -- this is a foot pedal. along with the buttons on the hand device connected to alicia's remote, we can use foot pedals if there are games the require numerous controls. it is very adaptive. then, really interesting. what about someone who may be a quadriplegic and does not have the ability to use arms or legs? there is a sip and tug adapter that allows someone to control the wii with his or her mouth. you can still engaged the wii by puffing into the tube. this company has made the wii completely accessible for anyone to play. it is a great option. if you want more informatio
of public event institution in the city. i know that we've collected the data. we have some kind of [speaker not understood]. what were positive things the city could do or meet the needs or increase of the giants stadium? what were some of the lessons we learned, things we can improve on for the next project? >> thank you. well, looking even back as 1999 when we started projecting what we thought might happen, that was before the stadium opened, i think there were -- i have data here from my colleague jerry robbins who has been instrumental in helping build the plan. it is a little more than 52%. were expected to come by car during the weekday. that went up to 68%, 65% on the weekend. those are the assumptions in the e-i-r. they're pretty close to what happened initially. what we also saw, though, that we didn't -- that we see now that are bigger numbers than we projected, a big increase in the walk and the bike mode split. the bike valley parking the giants worked really well. transit rider ship in the beginning was 41% which is easily the highest transit mode we saw in ballparks around th
businesses also contribute to 52% of the total sales of taxes paid by businesses in the city. it's also important to note for every $100 spent locally owned independent businesses generate $68 iní%( z5 local economic act, and that compares to only $43 by the national chains or chain stores. joining the small business commission, office of small business, and our local partners, women impacting public policy, the san francisco chamber of commerce and sf travel, i wanted to urge everyone to shop locally during this holiday season. and we wish everyone a great and your holiday with your family friends and loved ones. i also wanted to invite people out on thursday, december 6, that's thursday, december 6, in the evening for our annual clementine, join the merchants from the green apple bookstore to park lifee÷jc- gallery and fy notions small businesses like foggy notion as we celebrate the holidays with our great clement street businesses. thank you. >> clerk calvillo: thank you. president chiu. >> president chiu: first of all i'd like to adjourn today's meeting in recognition of the pass
, which is really one of the most dramatic components of this part of the city and certainly of the neighborhood here. these are some later sketch renderings that we've made. these are very early. i did want to mention that we have not yet really resolved the facades and the finishes yet. it's still too early. buts as will be noted in a moment, we are looking at transparent grass facades for the arena so people can see in and out of the activities there as they move along the waterfront. * glass this is moving closer. you can see this is from the new park looking towards the piers and the bridge. and once again, by framing this view, you're really characterizing the drama of this unique spot in the city. this is a later sketch. all of these are still really sketches from where we had hoped and are hoping to provide some direct access to the waterfront for human-powered boating as well as other marine activities as you'll see also in just a moment. this is a detail of the site plan. and just to mention to you, one of the key features here, this plaza that's in between the are
here but check out where i was earlier. at city target on mission. long line filed in. up the escalator at 9:00 o'clock into a little piece of black friday shopping heaven. over all things pretty well organized by the target employees. few people rushed to the electronic section because people wait entered line for hours to get one of those sale tv. then there was this group of ladies from l.a. >> we have a book we have a razor, alcohol we have common day things want to be part of the festivities. >>reporter: you wait entered line how long? >> actually pretty quick. not a bad line. came from the marriott thanks giving dinner. peeled in the line a little yelled out back to the line came in very festive. >>reporter: some people didn't even wait for the big sales. they were out early this afternoon buying things like shoes. going to stores like banana republic. over all a lot of people shopping today sale or no sale and i love the ladies i met at target. up from l.a. for the auto show and get this. they didn't even buy anything that was on sale. but yet they said
here but check out erere i was earlier. at city target on mission. long line filed in. up the escalator at 9:00 o'clock into a little piece of black friday shopping heaven. over all things pretty well organized by the target employees. few people rushed t the electronic section because people wait entered line for hours to get one of those sale tv. then there was this group of ladies from l.a. >>>> we have a book we have a razor, alcohol we have common day things want to be part of e e festivities. >>reporter: you wait entered line how long? >> actually pretty quick. not a bad line. came from the marriott thas s giving dinner. peeled in the line a little yelled out back to the line came in very festive. >>reporter: some peopleiidn't even wait for the big leles. they were out early this afternoon buying things like shoes. gointoto stores like banana republic. over all a lot of people shopping today sale or no sale and i love the ladies i met at target. up from l.a. for the auto show and get this. they didn't even buy anything that was on sale. but yet they said
this will continue to help us along as we take a look at different sites throughout the city. if there are additional questions you may have on this particular item perhaps i can ask for a follow up. thank you. we have public comments. do we have a motion to send this forward with recommendation? >> madam chair? >> yes. >> retroactivety. >> thank you. before we do that do we have a motion to accept the grant retro actively? this is beginning october 1st, 2012. we passed october 1st so we need to approve this retroactively to october 1st, 2012 and send the item forward with retroactive approval to the full board for recommendation. >> so moved. >> we have a motion, a second. we will do that without objection. thank you. item three, please. >> resolution authorizing san francisco department of public health to retroactively accept and expend grant of 196,10 $4 from centers for disease control and prevention to participate in program entitled medical monitoring project for period of june 1,2012 through may 31,2013. >> thank you. we have dean goodwin from department of public health. >> good morning. th
in the teens in rapud city and 20 in minneapolis and guess where it is headed eastbound in the northeast and portions of the southeast will be looking for at a significant drop in temperatures in the next couple of days, new york city you will notice cooler temperatures by tomorrow with highs in the 40s. 27 in minneapolis and 34 in chicago highway - on high of 55 in new york. and temperatures in the 60s and cents in parts of the state of the florida and out west warm la looking at a high temperature of 81 degrees. the frontal system is having moisture and we'll see showers and rain we are talking about wisconsin ask sunshine and return to the wet weather in the city of. >> thank you, maria. it is time now to look who is talking and this morning it is it president obama. >> in a special thanksgiving edition of his weekend addresslet president holiday time is a chance to put things in perspect itch. >> as a nation we had a campaign season that was passionate and noise yevital to our democracy and required us to make choice and times they sets us apart insteved ties us together. what cand d
to or attacked the governing muslim brotherhood offices in a number of cities. >> they also held rallies in tahrir square and nationwide in protest of the president assuming new powers. >> he says he wants to put an end to what he calls the seemingly endless transition to democracy, but his critics say he has set himself up as a dictator. >> these protesters are enraged at the actions of president morsi. in several egyptian cities such as here in alexandria, protesters set fire to buildings belonging to his freedom and justice party. authorities in cairo prevented a similar attack there. his latest decrees give him almost to treat the complete control over the judicial system until a new parliament is elected. opposition politicians are calling for mass protests. they include a nobel peace laureate who says morsi has put egypt back on the path to dictatorship. >> this is a coup against the revolutionary legitimacy that brought him to power. these actions represent a takeover of the country's authorities and make him an even bigger dictator then mubarak. >> but morsi rejects the accusatio
chopper 2. the store opened up at midnight. >>> your time is 6:04. new this morning the city of oakland reaches a grim milestone. the 111th homicide of the year has been recorded. that is one more than all of last year. latest one happened yust before 2:00 this morning on willow street in west oakland. so far no suspects are in custody. >>> police in richmond now investigating a second deadly shooting on the same block this week. the latest one happened on fifth and barrett. about 10:00 last night. a man walked up to the victim who was sitting on a porch and started shooting. this was just a few yards away from a make-shift memorial where another man was shot and killed tuesday. police say they don't think there is a connection between the two cases. >>> an apartment house fire leaves about 20 people looking for a new place to live on thanksgiving. ktvu janine de la vega live with information on where the fire may have started and also a fire captain was very seriously hurt. what do you know? >> reporter: well, dave that fire captain is at the hospital suffering from serious injuries to
city where hundreds of shoppers also gathered at best buy. unless i opened its doors at midnight for shoppers to get their hands on electronics like ipad, tvs, movies, cameras and more. some people waited in line for days missing thanksgiving with their families. here's what those shoppers had to say about their weight. >> it was a different because you were not with your family but you just had to bring your plate and to sit here and eat it. >> i honestly feel like a desk- >> most of the people that you saw waited in line for things like a 40 and stevie for $180 ripple americans are expected to ring the billions in give car purchases this holiday season. and a new survey offers insight into some trends that can bring a gift card givers and people who get the most bang for the bug. >> a new survey showed that consumers need to be aware of what they're buying. bank rates looked at the gift cards that were issued. generally used give cars were more likely to have fees attached. inactivity fees can eat up about $3 per month after the first year. the trade office that there will be m
of the city is running for 2,500 or even $3,000 a month. large studios are often running for $2,000 or more a month. and many people simply cannot afford these rents. we have a lot of people who are living in roommate situations and sometimes cramming in more people than they probably should into some of these roommate situationses. and i believe people should have the option, if they want, to live on their own in a smaller unit with their own kitchen and with their own bathroom. these units will also support a growing national and international trend of what we call cooperative housing where people have smaller private spaces, but share larger centralized common areas in buildings. we're seeing this with various kinds of housing, including senior housing. mr. chairman, i respectfully request that the committee support today in forwarding this legislation today board. and, mr. chairman, if you don't have any comments, we can -- does planning have a report? >> yes. >> so, we'll hear from planning. >> thank you, good afternoon, chairman swedener, sophie hewett planning staff. [speaker not und
. to merge these two studies together makes no sense at all. please, i urge you, urge the city council to please separate these two issues and i support the resolution. thank you. >> thank you. next speaker. >>> supervisors, good afternoon. i'm richard harris. i'm with the san francisco public golf alliance and i'm speaking on a procedural point rather than substance. we were this morning in a phone call with supervisor olague's staff. i was told that supervisor olague was asking for -- that her matter be not heard today and that it would be heard at some sometime in the future. the public here would not happen. i wrote an e-mail to her and to supervisor mar's legislative aide, rick pavalatos. rick confirmed in an e-mail to me that the public hearing would not proceed today. no public hearing today. >> mr. harris, because it's agendized, we have to listen to public comment. so, that doesn't make any sense to me, but that's what was said by my staff. >>> i have it in an e-mail. the matter will not be heard today is what your staff told me. >> we're not taking action, but we're obligated
the militant group. each side is also mourning tonight in gaza city a funeral for a man killed in israeli air strike just before the cease-fire took effect. and the israeli military reporting a soldier died today after a rocket attack that also happened before the cease-fire. the second israeli soldier killed in the conflict. conor powell joins us live in jerusalem. connor, are things almost back to normal there in israel? >> well, greg, there are still a lot of tension. there is still a lot of fear here in israel. we are now entering the second day of this cease-fire and with each passing hour there really does seem to be the belief that this cease-fire may actually take hold so, yes, things are beginning to return to normal. shops and markets are beginning it reopen. particularly in southern israel which was hit very very hard. kids are expected to return to school over the next few days. and life is beginning to return to normal. there were even kids out playing for the first time outside after 8 days of violence and taking cover because of incoming rockets. so life is beginning to return
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